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Friday, March 31, 2023

#FashionAlert #CulturedPeachy @MetMuseum @MetCostumeInstitute #MetGala #CostumeInstitute The Met Announces New Details for The Costume Institute’s Spring Exhibition Exploring the Work of Karl Lagerfeld Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner @hallakcleaners @hallakcouturecleaner

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The Met Gala® on May 1 will celebrate the show’s opening, with co-chairs Michaela Coel, Penélope Cruz, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa, and Anna Wintour

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announces today new details for The Costume Institute’s spring exhibition, Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.

The show will spotlight Lagerfeld’s unique working methodology, focusing on the late designer’s stylistic vocabulary as it was expressed in through lines—aesthetic and conceptual themes that appear time and again—in his fashions from the 1950s to his final collection in 2019. More than 150 garments will be on display, and Lagerfeld’s sketches will accompany most of the pieces, underscoring his complex creative process and collaborative relationships with his premières d’atelier. Presented at The Met Fifth Avenue in The Tisch Galleries, Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty will be on view from May 5 through July 16, 2023.

The Costume Institute Benefit (also known as The Met Gala®) will take place on Monday, May 1, 2023. Michaela Coel, Penélope Cruz, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa, and Anna Wintour will serve as co-chairs for the event, which provides The Costume Institute with its primary source of annual funding for exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, operations, and capital improvements. 

The exhibition and benefit are made possible by CHANEL.

Major support is provided by FENDI.

Additional funding is provided by KARL LAGERFELD and Condé Nast. 
Max Hollein, Marina Kellen French Director of The Met, commented: “Karl Lagerfeld was one of the most captivating, prolific, and recognizable forces in fashion and culture, known as much for his extraordinary designs and tireless creative output as for his legendary persona. This immersive exhibition will unpack his singular artistic practice, inviting the public to experience an essential part of Lagerfeld’s boundless imagination and passion for innovation.”

Andrew Bolton, Wendy Yu Curator in Charge, The Costume Institute, said: “The exhibition will explore Lagerfeld’s complex working methodology, tracing the evolution of his fashions from the two dimensional to the three dimensional. The fluid lines of his sketches found expression in recurring themes in his fashions, uniting his designs for Chanel, Chloé, Fendi, his eponymous label, Karl Lagerfeld, and Patou, creating a diverse and prolific body of work unparalleled in the history of fashion.”

Exhibition Overview

The exhibition’s theoretical framework is inspired by William Hogarth’s book The Analysis of Beauty, which describes his theories of art and aesthetics centered around his concept of the line of beauty, or the serpentine line: an S-shaped curved line appearing within an object or as the boundary line of an object, representing liveliness and movement. While Hogarth viewed straight lines as representative of stillness and inactivity, Lagerfeld took inspiration from both the straight and serpentine line in equal measure. 

Presented as a thematic and conceptual essay about Lagerfeld’s work, rather than a traditional retrospective, the show will open with introductory galleries that explore Lagerfeld’s early career, including being awarded the International Woolmark Prize in 1954 and his ensuing roles as a design assistant at Balmain and an artistic director of Patou, where he continued to refine his unique style of sketching. 

Sketching was both Lagerfeld’s primary mode of creative expression and his primary mode of communication. Illustrating its significance to the designer’s creative practice, another introductory gallery will be dedicated to the premières d’atelier—the seamstresses regarded as the architects of Lagerfeld’s vision, responsible for translating his two-dimensional drawings into three-dimensional garments. Shedding light on this creative collaboration will be a series of on-camera interviews—conducted by French filmmaker Loïc Prigent, who followed and documented the late designer’s collections from 1997 to 2019—featuring premières from Chanel, Chloé, Fendi, and Lagerfeld’s eponymous label. 

The subsequent sections of the exhibition will be anchored by two through lines that represent conceptual expressions of Lagerfeld’s sketches: the serpentine line and the straight line, which designate opposing yet complementary forces in his work. The serpentine line signifies Lagerfeld’s historicist, romantic, and decorative impulses, while the straight line indicates his modernist, classicist, and minimalist tendencies. 

These two lines will be further divided into nine “sublines” that will present aesthetic and conceptual dualities showcased in his designs for Chanel, Chloé, Fendi, and Karl Lagerfeld: feminine and masculine, romantic and military, rococo and classical, historical and futuristic, ornamental and structural, canonical and countercultural, artisanal and mechanical, floral and geometric, and figurative and abstract. Bridging the dualities will be figurative “explosions”: garments that represent moments of convergence, wherein the competing aesthetics of these contrasting dichotomies are united and reconciled.

These dualities together reveal the complexity of Lagerfeld’s multifaceted designs as well as the breadth of his influences, which span art, film, music, design, fashion, literature, and philosophy. When extant, a sketch will be reproduced adjacent to its finished garment; artworks that influenced some of Lagerfeld’s designs will also be pictured alongside the garments they inspired.  

The exhibition will conclude with the satirical line, which will comprise two parts: the first will include garments that communicate Lagerfeld’s razor-sharp wit expressed through ironic, playful, and whimsical embroideries; the second will feature ensembles that mirror the late designer’s self-image through various representations of his immediately recognizable black-and-white “uniform.”

The exhibition was designed by world-renowned architect Tadao Ando, who first met Lagerfeld in 1996, when the late designer commissioned him to create a design studio in Biarritz, France. Though the project never came to fruition, it had a lasting impact on Ando, who, in collaboration with The Met’s Design Department, produced a concept that exemplifies the intersection of the straight and serpentine lines and serves as a physical manifestation of Lagerfeld’s creative dynamism.

The exhibition is organized by Andrew Bolton with support from Mellissa Huber, Associate Curator. Amanda Harlech serves as the Creative Consultant for the exhibition. Architect Tadao Ando designed the exhibition, which The Met’s Design Department will realize in the Museum’s Tisch Galleries. Film director Loïc Prigent will produce original video content for the exhibition.

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A publication for Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty, written by Bolton, will be released in May 2023, published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and distributed by Yale University Press. Designed by OK-RM, London, the publication features new photography by Julia Hetta alongside drawings by Lagerfeld; interviews with Lagerfeld's premières d'atelier at Chanel, Chloé, Fendi, and the Karl Lagerfeld brand; and reflections on the designer by Wintour, Patrick Hourcade, Harlech, and Ando.

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#HolidayPeachy #Easter @EastMidtownNYC The East Midtown Easter Egg Hunt

The East Midtown Easter Egg Hunt

Open to families with children 12 and under!

The East Midtown Partnership is thrilled to announce that we'll be hosting our very first Easter Egg Hunt!

Hunt for candy stuffed eggs and special golden eggs at participating East Midtown Partnership businesses beginning Saturday, April 1st.

Each business will have candy-stuffed eggs hidden at their loacation starting on Saturday, April 1, and will be welcoming families with children under 12 during regular business hours, to hunt. One egg per child, per location please!


Amali, 115 East 60th Street

Blooms Tavern, 208 East 58th Street

Bond Vet, 1049 3rd Ave

Clarks, 993 3rd Ave

Crumbly Cafe & Bakery, 997 1st Ave

Cucci Chiropractic, 131 East 61st Street

Custom Ink, 1029 3rd Ave

Eileen Fisher, 521 Madison Ave

Elite Orthodontics, 59 East 54th Street, PH Suite

Engel & Voelkers, 430 Park Ave

FESTIVÁL, 1155 2nd Ave

KOBA Korean BBQ, 918 3rd Ave

Orangetheory Fitness, 715 Lexington Ave

The Naked Pig, 922 3rd Ave

NextStopNY, 1033 2nd Ave

Panda Express, 835 3rd Ave

Republic Bank, 830 3rd Ave

Sunrise at East 56th, 139 East 56th Street

Upper East Side Tan, 231 East 58th Street

First come, first served, all businesses will have a selection of eggs to hide for the week leading up to Easter and may run out.


#ChezPeachy #MoverandShaker #CampionPlatt Sustainable Luxury Furniture and Modern Home Decor Find a Home in Newly Launched House of Ecologie

Architect & Interior Designer WHOM YOU KNOW MOVER AND SHAKER CAMPION PLATT Tapped to Design First Capsule Collection: WE TOLD YOU HE IS A MOVER AND SHAKER!  

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Award-winning architect and interior designer Campion Platt is collaborating with House of Ecologie to design a sustainable luxury capsule furniture collection that will use a new generation of advanced recycled materials. Ecogensus, a global sustainable resources technology company, will supply the proprietary materials.

The House of Ecologie, a sustainable furniture and home goods brand specializing in responsible design, is the brainchild of Ecogensus founder and CEO Bjørnulf Østvik, who conceived its first product, the "Eco-Table", as a limited furniture project to demonstrate the value of waste derived lumber. The Eco-Table's "wood" boards are made from average U.S. household solid waste, including all the organics such as food and yard. The boards are produced using Ecogensus' Rhino Recycler for the materials processing and then compression molding techniques. From there, the "lumber" can be worked by using standard woodworking tools to produce furniture. As a final step, the Eco-Table is enhanced with copper-toned features and a unique glossy finish.

"When I was first approached to design luxury furniture from garbage, I got excited and thought, finally." - Campion Platt

After receiving an overwhelmingly positive response, Bjørnulf had the idea to launch a luxury brand that combined truly unique sustainable materials and modern design. The 'House of Ecologie' is an homage to Ecogensus (Ecologically Generating Sustainable resources), while also capturing the feeling of the European fashion houses.

New York City architect AD100 recipient Campion Platt has been tapped by the House of Ecologie to design the premier collection utilizing the company's proprietary sustainable raw materials and finished products that replace wood, plastic, and other fossil-derived or first-use materials. Platt has designed eco-collections for HBF Textiles and Jim Thompson. He is considered the epitome of attainable luxury living and has crafted homes for such celebrated clients as Al Pacino and Meg Ryan and also co-developed glamorous hotels including the Mercer in Manhattan and the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. His holistic approach to design has led him to consult on several planned resort communities in recent years and has spawned textile, carpet, and furniture collections.

The House of Ecologie - Campion Platt collaboration will feature a number of timeless, handcrafted pieces to complement the modern, functional home guided also by Ecogensus' commitment to prioritizing the well-being of people and the planet.

"I am honored and delighted that Campion will be working with the House of Ecologie on this special collaboration that uses Ecogensus' sustainable materials," Østvik, CEO of House of Ecologie said. "Campion is a recognized leader in combining sustainability and excellence in design. I am confident that Campion's deep understanding of our commitment to waste reduction and the circular economy, along with his unique fusion of luxury and contemporary design, will lead not just to a successful collection for the House but help establish us as an authority in sustainable design."

"When I was first approached to design luxury furniture from garbage, I got excited and thought, finally. My own trajectory over years of creating has always been a fascination with the natural and organic, channeling honest materials and finishes in all aspects of my work," said Campion Platt. "The genius of repurposing our daily refuse to make bespoke furniture captured my environmental spirit in this otherwise throw-a-way world. Ecogensus is solving real world waste management problems at scale in other areas of their business, but together we have now focused on making beautiful objects for the home from purified materials, like a lotus that blossoms from muddy water."

About House of Ecologie
The House of Ecologie is a sustainable furniture and home goods brand specializing in modern design. Offering inspired, unique designs and handcrafted pieces, the House of Ecologie is committed to be a good steward of the planet. To prevent deforestation, the furniture pieces utilize proprietary waste-derived advanced composite materials in lieu of wood and also incorporate other recovered and recycled materials.

About Campion Platt
Campion Platt is the principal of the award-winning eponymously named New York interior design firm, founded in 1990, that has become a leader in boutique hotel design and is renowned for its highly customized interiors. Architectural Digest has named him to its AD100 list of top designers, and New York magazine pronounced him one of "The City's Best Architects and Decorators." His work is featured regularly in Elle Décor, Esquire, Gotham, Travel + Leisure, Wallpaper, and other leading design magazines. Platt's book "Made To Order" highlights his process and eighteen projects that range in size and location from demure city pied-à-terres to chic lofts and grand country estates.

About Ecogensus
Ecogensus is an advanced technology company focused on delivering sustainable waste management solutions to customers around the world. Ecogensus' mission addresses public health, environmental, and national security objectives. For more information, visit:



Stellar Works and Sony's Creative Center have collaborated in creating 'STAYDREAM –­ a surreal reality,' which will be staged during NYCxDESIGN 2023 (May 18-25). This conceptual presentation aims to communicate and reveal new forms of user experience, innovative sensing, and interactive engagement, exploring the coexistence of physical and meta realities.

"STAYDREAM – a surreal reality" Logo (PRNewsfoto/Sony Group Corporation)
"STAYDREAM – a surreal reality" (PRNewsfoto/Sony Group Corporation)

A series of conceptual pieces designed in partnership with Sony's Creative Center will be showcased within an immersive environment that will focus on bringing key elements of the outside to indoors. The resulting installation serves to demonstrate the juxtaposition of the ambience of nature within the context of interior spaces, providing exciting future possibilities which enhance a sense of wellbeing in our homes.

STAYDREAM will be an experiential and sensorial feast of storytelling that takes over the entire Stellar Works showroom on Canal Street in New York. The installation explores the possibilities of design via the lens of creativity, to provide the audience with an ambient experience using both space and furniture. Elsewhere, Calico Wallpaper, specially chosen for this exhibition, will be deployed across both levels of the Stellar Works Showroom and will form an integral backdrop to a series of projections designed by Sony.

Stellar Works founder and CEO Yuichiro Hori comments on the launch: "From the beginning of this exciting project, there has been an organic synergy between Sony's Creative Center and Stellar Works. Together we have created an experience that combines Stellar Works' skills in furniture design and manufacturing with Sony's unrivalled expertise in innovation and technology. We look forward to welcoming all visitors to our New York showroom to experience something special for NYCxDESIGN."

Hirotaka Tako, Creative Director and Head of Sony's Design Centre Europe adds: "We wanted to discover how technology, craft, entertainment, and hospitality could seamlessly merge to a point where both virtual and physical experiences coexist. I believe that our collaboration with Stellar Works will make this possible."

This joint installation will be hosted at Stellar Works' New York showroom: 304 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013 from May 18–25, 2023 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily).

STAYDREAM official website:

About Stellar Works

Founded by CEO Yuichiro Hori in 2012, Stellar Works is a Japanese furniture brand with a global distribution network and offices and showrooms worldwide. The brand also collaborates with the world's most respected designers.

The Stellar Works factory incorporates a specialised furniture design atelier where traditional craft techniques are preserved within the manufacturing process. Over the last 10 years, Stellar Works has undergone exponential international growth in both commercial and consumer markets, while continuing to deliver bespoke furniture for some of the world's most iconic bespoke hospitality projects.

About Creative Center, Sony Group Corporation

Sony has always been at the forefront of design and became one of the first companies to create an in-house creative studio. Since its inception in 1961, Sony has forged its reputation for having a leading and award-winning global design team. Today the team's contribution has expanded beyond purely product design to a wide range of design activities, including user experience, communication, entertainment and more. Design Centre Europe is an extended arm of Creative Center.

We continuously explore the possibilities of design, working with people around the world to realize richer experiences and more comfortable lifestyles – whilst creating 'new standards' of value through the fusion of creativity and technology.


Tuesday, March 28, 2023

#NHLPeachy #PeachyandtheCity @NYRANGERS @TheGarden Rangers Clinch 62nd Stanley Cup Playoffs Berth in Franchise History Our Coverage Sponsored by Cosmopolitan Dental, Official Dentist of Whom You Know @GaroNazarianDDS #cosmopolitandental #loveyoursmile

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#NHLStats about the New York Rangers, who are headed to the postseason for a second straight year and 62nd time in franchise history. New York clinched a berth in the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs by virtue of the Sabres’ loss and the Panthers’ regulation defeat.

1. The Rangers will look to build upon a trip to the 2022 Eastern Conference Final, a run that saw them tie a franchise record with five straight wins while facing elimination and become the fourth team in NHL history to win multiple rounds in a playoff year after facing a multi-game deficit (they trailed 3-1 in R1 vs. PIT and 2-0 in R2 vs. TBL). Four of New York’s past five series have seen a team take a 2-0 series advantage (NYR led in 2022 CF vs. TBL and trailed in 2017 R2 vs. OTT, 2020 SCQ vs. CAR & 2022 R2 vs. CAR).

2. The Rangers have reached at least the Conference Finals four times in the past 11 postseasons, defeating the Canadiens (2014) and losing to the Lightning (2015 & 2022) and Devils (2012). New York’s four Conference Finals appearances since 2012 are the second most among all teams over that span behind Tampa Bay (6).

3. Chris Kreider (34-21—55 in 100 GP) is the only player who remains with the Rangers after dressing for the club in the 2014 Stanley Cup Final. He had 13 points that year and now sits one goal from surpassing Rod Gilbert for the most career playoff goals in franchise history and two points from tying Don Maloney on its playoff points list. Kreider (12 PPG) also needs one power-play goal to surpass Brian Leetch (12) and tie Adam Graves (13) for the most in Rangers’ playoff history.

4. Patrick Kane (52-80—132 in 136 GP) and Vladimir Tarasenko (41-19—60 in 90 GP) have a combined 93-99—192 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including four Stanley Cup wins (Kane: 3, Tarasenko: 1) and a Conn Smythe Trophy (Kane in 2013). They rank first and second, respectively, on New York for career playoff goals and points. Kane has the third-most career playoff points among U.S.-born players (within reach of Mike Modano and Chris Chelios), while Tarasenko is one of six players with 40+ playoff goals since 2013.

5. Patrick Kane (3 w/ CHI) can become the only active player with at least four Stanley Cup wins. Since 1996-97, only six players have won 4+ Cups: Kris Draper (4 w/ DET), Tomas Holmstrom (4 w/ DET), Nicklas Lidstrom (4 w/ DET), Kirk Maltby (4 w/ DET), Darren McCarty (4 w/ DET) and Chris Kunitz (1 w/ ANA, 3 w/ PIT).

6. Adam Fox (5-18—23 in 23 GP) is one of four players in franchise history to average at least 1.00 points-per-game at this stage of their Stanley Cup Playoffs career (23 GP), following Brian Leetch (8-16—24), Mark Pavelich (7-17—24) and Rod Gilbert (14-9—23). Fox’s totals include 2-8—10 while facing elimination in 2022 (6 GP) – the most assists and points by an NHL defenseman when facing elimination in one playoff year.

7. Mika Zibanejad had 4-7—11 while facing elimination in 2022 (6 GP), tied for the highest such total in one postseason in NHL history (w/ Anze Kopitar & Justin Williams in 2014). Chris Kreider (5-1—6) scored the most goals while facing elimination by a Rangers player in one playoff year and moved within one of tying Mark Messier (16) for the most career goals while facing elimination in NHL history.

8. Jacob Trouba (Rochester, Mich.) can become the first U.S.-born captain to guide New York to a Stanley Cup and just the third to do so for any club (Derian Hatcher: 1999 DAL and Dustin Brown: 2012 & 2014 LAK).

9. Igor Shesterkin set a franchise playoff record with eight consecutive home wins last year (Game 2 of R1 vs. PIT to Game 2 of CF vs. TBL), which at the time was the longest in a postseason by any NHL goaltender since 2013 (Jonathan Quick: 8-0 w/ LAK). Entering 2023, Shesterkin has allowed two goals against or fewer in each of his past six home appearances in the postseason (dating to Game 3 of R2 vs. CAR).

10. In 2022, Igor Shesterkin (669) fell 14 saves shy of the highest total on record in one playoff year for a Rangers goaltender. Shesterkin, whose lone postseason appearance before last year came during the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers, enters 2023 with the highest career save percentage by a Rangers netminder (.928 SV% in 21 GP) and one appearance from sole possession of seventh place in club history among goaltenders.


Focused Exhibition at The Met Explores Significance of Water to Indigenous Peoples and Nations in the United States Exhibition Dates: June 23, 2022–April 2, 2023

See it before it closes on April 2!

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Exhibition Location: The Met Fifth Avenue, Gallery 746 North, The Erving and Joyce Wolf Gallery, The American Wing

Opening in the American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on June 23, 2022, the exhibition Water Memories explores the significance of water to Indigenous peoples and Nations in the United States through 40 historical, modern, and contemporary artworks drawn from The Met collection, as well as promised gifts and loans. Organized in four thematic sections—Ancestral Connections, Water and Sky, Forests and Streams, and Oceanic Imaginations—these diverse aquatic expressions feature both representational and abstract approaches. Works by contemporary Native American artists Tom Jones, Courtney M. Leonard, Truman Lowe, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Cara Romero, and Fritz Scholder are placed in dialogue with historical works from The Met collection.

Max Hollein, Marina Kellen French Director of The Met, said “Water conservation is a timely and urgent subject for all the world. This exhibition considers the complex significance of water within Indigenous communities, and through a variety of works—illuminated by powerful writings of contemporary Indigenous voices—reveals how this essential element is critical not just for the survival of all peoples, but also for sustaining connections to living traditions and histories.”

The variety of art on view in Water Memories—resistance clothing, hand-carved children’s toys, whale oil lamps, paintings, photographs, and video—evokes a current of memories belonging to Native American and non-Native individuals. The exhibition also foregrounds Indigenous voices. Contemporary Native American community members contributed to the object labels, writing in response to the art, providing individual interpretations and their personal associations with water. The works collectively reveal how—across time and place—water provides nourishment, sanctuary, and healing while also activating protest, conflict, and complex dialogue.

As part of the exhibition, the Museum invited local Native American and Indigenous community members to a workshop led by Cannupa Hanska Luger in which the group collaboratively created Water Protector Mirror Shields. Inspired by images of Ukrainian women activists holding up glass mirrors to riot police, Luger initiated The Mirror Shield Project in 2016 in response to threats against fresh water sources at Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Reservation. The artist also created a tutorial video inviting people from around the world to create mirror shields for use in frontline actions. The 24 mirror shields created by local community members, some on view in the exhibition, will be sent to Water Protectors at the close of Water Memories.

Water Memories is the third exhibition in the American Wing’s Erving and Joyce Wolf Gallery North that responds to the permanent installation Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection. Debuting in 2018, Art of Native America now features ongoing rotations of Indigenous artworks—historical, modern, and contemporary. Among the highlights of the current installation is a contemporary jingle dress created by Shannon Gustafson (Ojibwe) from Whitesand First Nation, Ontario, Canada (born 1977). For over a century, women’s Jingle Dance dresses have been honored for their healing properties by Anishinaabe communities in the United States and Canada. During the Jingle Dance, dancers move together, the metal cones of the dresses creating a soothing, rhythmic sound.

Water Memories is curated by Patricia Marroquin Norby (Purépecha), Associate Curator of Native American Art in The Met’s American Wing.

The exhibition is featured on the Museum's website, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Bluestar Alliance Acquires Fashion Brand Scotch & Soda

Bluestar Alliance, a New York-based brand management company, announces its acquisition today of Amsterdam-based Dutch fashion brand Scotch & Soda. The acquisition by Bluestar Alliance will allow for the continuation of the brand and its products across key markets including the Netherlands. The brand management firm has become an industry leader, owning a portfolio of consumer brands including iconic action sports brand Hurley, Bebe and Tahari, among others.

Explains Bluestar Alliance Chief Executive Officer, Joseph Gabbay of the acquisition, “Bluestar continues to strategically build its portfolio and we see Scotch & Soda as a unique fit, widely known for its roots in Amsterdam and celebrating self-expression with a modern twist on timeless fashion pieces.”

Continues Chief Operating Officer, Ralph Gindi, “Scotch & Soda is a chic, contemporary lifestyle brand which embodies the free spirit of Amsterdam and is uniquely recognized by consumers everywhere in the world.” “The niche brand sits on its own and attracts a younger fashion-conscious consumer who appreciates fine craftmanship and attention to detail,” he adds. “Our goal is to continue Scotch & Soda’s luxury retail distribution strategy, while also introducing the brand to more trendsetters, especially those looking to express their personality through their clothing,” adds Gindi.

Following the closing of the transaction, Scotch & Soda will be enabled to continue its activities in selected markets. Further details will be shared after the closing, which is expected to take place in the coming weeks.

Jasper Berkenbosch, attorney at Jones Day and trustee of the bankrupt entities, says: “we are happy that we were able to make this announcement following the bankruptcy. We have seen quite some interest from parties to acquire some of the bankrupt assets. The proposal of Bluestar Alliance was by far the best deal for all stakeholders involved”. Erik Schuurs, co-trustee, adds: “This is good news for quite a large group of employees at Scotch & Soda, even if, unfortunately, not all employees can be kept on board. Scotch & Soda is a great brand and I’m glad to see that it can prosper under the management of a company with a great track record.”

Bluestar will continue the growth momentum by introducing new consumers to the Scotch & Soda brand, inspired by the free spirit of Amsterdam and power of self-expression.

Terms of the deal will not be disclosed. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.

About Bluestar Alliance

Founded by Joseph Gabbay and Ralph Gindi in 2006, Bluestar owns, manages, and markets a portfolio of consumer brands that span across many tiers of distribution from luxury to mass market. This portfolio consists of major department store retail brands including Hurley, Tahari, Bebe, as well as Justice, Brookstone, Kensie, Catherine Malandrino, Nanette Lepore, English Laundry, Joan Vass and Limited Too.

Each brand is uniquely positioned maintaining the brand heritage and equity, considering new categories and current tiers of distribution. Bluestar's current network of international and domestic partners offers the opportunity to take a niche brand to a visible worldwide lifestyle brand. Since its inception, Bluestar has acquired select brands with current retail sales exceeding $6 billion. The company manages a current portfolio of over 300 licensees and a growing branded retail platform of over 100 stores worldwide.

About Scotch & Soda

Born in Amsterdam in 1985, Scotch & Soda celebrates the free spirit of its birth city. Endlessly optimistic, the brand champions individuality, authenticity and the power of self-expression to create the unique – an attitude reflected in its designs. The Scotch & Soda collections include menswear, womenswear, kidswear, denim, eyewear, fragrances and accessories, occupying a unique space in today's global fashion landscape.

Collections can currently be found in 253 freestanding stores across Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Australia, as well as in 7,000 doors in some of the world's biggest cities, including New York, London and Paris. The brand's online operations also ship to over 70 countries.

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Italian Luxury Linen Brand, SFERRA, Opens First SFERRA Townhouse Retail Location in NYC

SFERRA, the luxury Italian home lifestyle brand, opens its first dedicated retail location, SFERRA Townhouse, in NYC today. The Townhouse is located in New York City's Flatiron District at 11 East 20th Street. The property and its location hold significant meaning for the brand as SFERRA's founder, Gennaro Sferra, established his NYC home in a similar style townhouse just a mile away on Charles Street.

The 2,600 sq ft SFERRA Townhouse space, built in the Italianate style in 1853, showcases all of SFERRA's home categories under one roof for the first time. SFERRA customers and interior designers can explore and experience the high-quality construction and materials of SFERRA bedding, down, bath, loungewear, top of table, rug, decorative accessories, and gift collections.

The SFERRA Townhouse is an experiential retail setting, showcasing the brand's collections throughout an elevated and comfortable New York City home. The space also houses a dedicated studio for interior designers to host clients or work independently. "We are excited to open our first retail space in New York's vibrant Flatiron neighborhood. The new SFERRA Townhouse offers both our customers and the design community access to the entire world of SFERRA in a beautiful home setting. It's a unique opportunity to experience the craftsmanship, luxury, and timeless design that are synonymous with SFERRA," said Michelle Klein, SFERRA's President and CEO. SFERRA worked with Studio Monteleone & Associates on the design of the Townhouse. The firm previously partnered with the brand on the SFERRA shop at Harrod's in London and had a thorough understanding of the vision for the first standalone retail location. The goal was to showcase the essence of the brand's Italian history, expert craftsmanship, and the New York City energy that has inspired SFERRA's collections for over 130 years. "It was important to reach the right balance for the expression of SFERRA, while celebrating the historical significance of the existing architecture of the townhouse. The inserted design and materials are a canvas to exhibit the products that furnish the SFERRA Lifestyle, with an evenness between the historic space and what our client's consider home today," said SM&A's Founder, Lisa Monteleone.

About Sferra:
SFERRA was established in NYC in 1891 by founder, Gennaro Sferra, in dedication to fine linen craftsmanship and innovation. SFERRA has evolved to encompass every luxury for the home, utilizing time-honored artistry, with its history grounded in more than three centuries of family-owned textile mills in the Alpine foothills of northern Italy. Most recently, the brand has expanded its categories to include rugs, mattresses, accessories for the table, home décor, loungewear and gifts. SFERRA is found in major department stores, more than 700 luxury specialty home stores throughout North America and in some of the world's most prestigious boutique hotels and resorts. The full SFERRA collection can also be purchased at


#NHLPeachy @NHL NHL Morning Skate – March 28, 2023

* The idle Maple Leafs and Rangers both clinched berths into the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs, leaving just 11 spots remaining.

* Leon Draisaitl became the fourth-fastest active skater to score 300 goals while Connor McDavid became the first player in more than 25 years to post a 140-point campaign.

* Twenty-one-year-old Matt Boldy scored his third career hat trick – and second this month – to help the Wild maintain their lead atop the Central Division in a contest that could be a 2023 First Round preview.

* The Bruins can clinch the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and the Presidents’ Trophy during Tuesday’s action, while the Golden Knights will be in a position to secure their spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The idle Maple Leafs and Rangers both clinched berths into the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs – for Toronto it was by virtue of a Panthers’ loss, while for New York it was due to Florida’s defeat in regulation paired with Buffalo’s loss of any kind. A total of five of eight Eastern Conference postseason spots have now been accounted for.

* Click here for more #NHLStats about the Maple Leafs, who are headed to the postseason for a seventh straight year and 72nd time in franchise history. Their seven straight consecutive postseason berths mark their second-longest run of the NHL’s expansion era (since 1967-68) and fourth longest in franchise history.

* Click here for more #NHLStats about the Rangers, who are headed to the postseason for a second straight year and 62nd time in franchise history. They have reached at least the Conference Finals four times in the past 11 postseasons, defeating the Canadiens (2014) and losing to the Lightning (2015 & 2022) and Devils (2012). New York’s four Conference Finals appearances since 2012 are the second most among all teams over that span behind Tampa Bay (6).


With three Oilers skaters entering Monday at 299 career goals, Leon Draisaitl (1-0—1) outraced teammates Connor McDavid (0-1—1) and Evander Kane to No. 300 while McDavid collected his 80th assist and 140th point of the season to help Edmonton (42-23-9, 93 points) move within three points of Los Angeles (43-20-10, 96 points) for second place in the Pacific Division.

* McDavid (60-80—140 in 74 GP) became the 10th different player in NHL history to record 140 points in a season and first since 1995-96 when Mario Lemieux (69-92—161) and Jaromir Jagr (62-87—149) achieved the feat with the Penguins. The Oilers captain became the seventh different skater to post 60 goals and 80 assists in a campaign, with Lemieux and Jagr also being the last to do so.


Matt Boldy (3-0—3) led the Wild with his third career three-goal game – and first natural hat trick – to help the Wild (43-22-9, 95 points) maintain their lead ahead of the Avalanche (44-23-6, 94 points) atop the Central Division. Boldy has now totaled 12 goals in March and became the third Minnesota player with as many in a calendar month, joining Kirill Kaprizov (14 in March 2022) and Eric Staal (13 in Feb. 2018).

* Boldy joined Kaprizov (Feb. 26, 2023) as the second Wild player this season to record a natural hat trick, marking the first time in franchise history that two skaters have achieved the feat in the same campaign.

* Boldy (21 years, 356 days) scored his second hat trick this month and the third of his career – only Marian Gaborik (5) recorded more with the Wild at age 21 or younger.


The most recent #NHLStats: Live Updates featured notes from each of the 12 teams who played Monday, including Nathan MacKinnon (1-1—2) who recorded his 60th and 61st points since Jan. 1 – the only player with more over that span is Connor McDavid (28-40—68).



With an already lengthy list of achievements this season – including becoming the fastest team in NHL history to 100 points (61 GP) and 50 wins (64 GP) – the Bruins (57-11-5, 119 points) can secure the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and the Presidents’ Trophy during a 10-game Tuesday. Boston would lock it up with both a win over Nashville and a Carolina loss in regulation.

* The Bruins have finished as the No. 1 seed in their conference seven times since they were introduced in 1974-75: four times in the Eastern Conference (2001-02, 2008-09, 2013-14 & 2019-20) and three in the Prince of Wales Conference (1982-83, 1989-90 & 1990-91).

* The Bruins have finished as the No. 1-ranked team in the NHL standings 14 times since joining the League in 1924-25 and have claimed the Presidents’ Trophy (introduced in 1985-86) three times so far. Boston is one of five clubs to win the trophy at least three times, behind Detroit (6) and alongside Colorado (3), NY Rangers (3) and Washington (3).

* Playing in their 74th game of the season Tuesday, the Bruins can tie the third-fewest outings to clinch the NHL’s No. 1 seed in an 82-game season. Boston claimed its most recent Presidents’ Trophy in 2019-20 when it led the NHL in points and points percentage at the pause. The Bruins’ other first-place finishes in the past 37 years came after 78 and 81 games in 1989-90 and 2013-14, respectively.

* The 2001-02 Red Wings are the only team to clinch the Presidents’ Trophy in 75 games or fewer and go on to win the Stanley Cup. Overall, only eight clubs have won both in the same season.

After a back-and-forth showdown Saturday in Edmonton – when the Oilers scored three tying goals before an eventual Golden Knights overtime win on Hockey Night in Canada – the two clubs will meet again for a national broadcast in both the United States (ESPN+, Hulu) and Canada (TVAS, SN1).

* The Golden Knights (46-21-6, 98 points) have the opportunity to become both the first team in the Western Conference to clinch a playoff spot and to reach the 100-point mark. It would be the second time Vegas hits 100 points in a season and would match their benchmark of fewest games first achieved in their inaugural season (74 GP in 2017-18).

* Vegas has sat atop the Western Conference for 119 days this season – the most by any team in the West, ahead of Dallas (44 days). Across the League, only Boston (159 days; Eastern Conference) has held the No. 1 spot in a conference longer. Vegas has spent more time atop the Western Conference standings since entering the NHL in 2017-18 than any other team in that span (23% of that time, ahead of STL at 17%).


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